Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cooper's Hawk








Greetings from Tucson --  These pictures were taken through the glass door on an unusually cold day in February.  The bird puffed up its feathers briefly, probably in an effort to keep warm.  It's not cold here now.  Have a good day!

35 comments:

Darla said...

LOL great capture of the fluffed feathers! :-)

tracy said...

What great photos, Diane! You must have a monster lens or was it really that close?

Diane AZ said...

Tracy, it was pretty close, about 15 feet away.

tom sullivan said...

Enjoyable pics!

Clytie said...

WOW! We have Coopers Hawks here, but I've never seen one close enough to get a good photo.

I LOVE that last one with his feathers all fluffed up - what a wonderful blessing to be visited by this beauty!

Betty Manousos said...

wow! amazing series of hawk photos!!

You managed to capture the fluffed feathers so beautifully!

betty xx

betty manousos said...

thanks for sharing this. :)

Barb said...

A photogenic Cooper - I like his ruffled feathers.

Loree said...

What a beautiful bird. Good work on all the shots.

betchai said...

wow, always exciting to be this close, look at those penetrating eyes, really awesome shots.

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful !
You are so lucky to have one sitting so nicely so you were able to get some great photos.
The one who has been around my home is usually just a flash of feather as it zooms by my window as he picks up lunch and is munching his way through my very unwanted critter population.
I love him !

cheers, parsnip

clairz said...

These are REALLY great photos--the last one is amazing.

Thérèse said...

What a nice last picture! I don't think I would like to be too close.

rainfield61 said...

Thanks for greeting in an Eagle way.

I love that.

Gaelyn said...

Nice to be so close and get these great images, especially lucky to catch those ruffled feathers.

Rohrerbot said...

Excellent pics!!!! That is a beautiful bird:)

Stephanie said...

That's a pretty hawk. Glad to see these hawk survive well in the wild there.

Pete said...

awesome bird

Amin said...

Very beautiful photos!

Magpie said...

What an awesome opportunity. Aren't they such noble looking creatures?

Brenda's Arizona said...

What photos, Diane! Awesome - er, ditto Magpie's comment!

Debbie Lo said...

The hawk looks so imperial and all-knowing sitting on that branch. Maybe he was looking for prey.

How cool that you can look out your door and see something that beautiful. Thanks for sharing these photos, Diane!

Amin said...

Very lovely!

♦♦Icy BC said...

Wow..what great shots, Diane! The hawk looks amazingly close, and so pretty!

Martha Z said...

Great shots, especially that last one. Glass doors and windows do make great blinds, I shoot through them often.
A coopers hawk swooped through our yard today but to fast for a shot.

Amin said...

Beautiful bird!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures of the hawk, Diane. He looks like he is looking for some dinner!!!! Hope the Mourning Doves are all hidden!!!!! ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Allison said...

We had a hawk circling over the yard last week, so the girls wouldn't put the bunny or guinea pigs out. :) I guess that's a wise choice.

Beautiful bird you saw here!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Really beautiful captures!

Amin said...

I agree with Lindy...

Emille said...

Very beautiful specimen! You know me as Jeannette St.G. at my "Mysteries" blog, but I started this new one, as Emille! Have a great rest of the week:)

Amin said...

I agree with these comments...

Lrong said...

Excellent capture of the bird!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Amazing photos! What a gorgeous bird! Happy Easter!

Betchai said...

Happy Easter Diane, stopping by here to gree you happy Easter and at the same time, be delighted with your beautiful pictures again.